I am sometimes so thankful for modern technology, as it allows us to stay in contact with friends and loved ones like no other medium can.
My ancestors had to make do with writing letters that could take up to three months or more to reach their recipients, especially when writing “home” from a new country.
|A loving father signs off a letter to his daughter in 1859|
I enjoy my phone as it gives me instant contact with people, a real-time communication that is ALMOST as good as actually being with the person.
This morning I have spent time chatting with a sister-in-law, my youngest son, and a good friend, and have been able to message with my daughter in America.
Not much housework got done though!
|Receiving a letter must have been such an event (1915)|
Our sweetpeas are in full bloom and smell heavenly when one goes out the back door. I have picked several bunches for the house – they look pretty in their vases, but picking the flowers also stops the plants from putting all their energy into seed setting instead of flower production.
|Who doesn't love having flowers in the house?|
Have an awesome day 😊